28.06.2007 |

S&T Launches State of the Art EMC Velocity2 Signature Solution Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia

New center demonstrates the benefits of EMC solutions for Microsoft® Exchange Environments

S&T today announced the opening of its EMC Velocity2 Signature Solution Center, designed to demonstrate the benefits and value of combined EMC product and S&T solution offerings. The solution center simulates a customer’s specific environment to provide a real life experience of the possible benefits provided by EMC product and S&T solution offerings.
The first solution to be showcased in the S&T Velocity Signature Solution Center is the EMC Proven™ solution for Microsoft® Exchange Environments designed to reduce management complexity and costs at every stage of the e-mail lifecycle while simultaneously managing rapid e-mail volume growth. This solution allows customers to meet service levels, protect data, and simplify deployment, consolidation, and backup/restore. All EMC Proven solutions are backed by stringent testing, seamless reseller integration, and documented implementation methodologies to help reduce customer risk and facilitate faster deployment.

“S&T has established the solution center to give customers the chance to see how the EMC solution will work for them in a similar-sized environment to their own, without incurring significant costs and before making a decision to purchase. The goal is to provide them with a clear understanding of the benefits which their organization will experience and how seamlessly the solution can be deployed,” said Christian Rosner, CEO at S&T.

The S&T Velocity2 Signature Solution Center is designed to host a number of activities, including:

  • Customer briefings, seminars and workshops
  • Showcase live and remote demonstrations of solutions, hardware and software
  • Training and accreditation
  • Execute complex proof-of-concept
  • Migration planning
  • Benchmark and performance testing
  • Comprehensive solution development
  • Development of near-customer environments via EMC’s Customer Integration Lab

Willem Hendrickx, EMEA Vice President, Channel and Mid-market at EMC, said “This solution center provides S&T with the necessary tools to deliver increased value to customers through their relationship with EMC. Our commitment to support EMC Velocity2 Signature Solution Centers is at the core of our Partner enablement program to help drive more sales opportunities to our loyal Partner community.”

About S&T

With about 3,000 employees and 461.3 million Euros revenue in 2006, S&T is the leading provider of IT consulting, IT solutions, and IT services for customers in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and in the Germany-Austria-Switzerland (D-A-CH) region. Together with the recently acquired The Information Management Group (IMG), the company has a successful presence of over 80 subsidiaries in 23 countries. The core business of S&T is IT consulting, development and implementation, as well as the creation of custom IT solutions, processes and systems. S&T supports large and mid-sized companies along the entire IT value-added chain. In particular, S&T addresses the needs of the manufacturing and trade industries, telecommunications, the public sector, as well as financial service providers and utilities. S&T corporate headquarters is located in Vienna. The company has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2003.

About EMC Velocity2 Signature Solution Center Partners

To ensure our customers obtain optimal value from their information infrastructure, we have created one of the industry’s strongest groups of Partners through our Velocity² Partner Program. At the peak of this unique Partner program, are Velocity2 Signature Solution Center Partners.
Each Velocity2 Signature Solution Center Partner has a dedicated EMC Solution Center in their region. Based on the immense success of EMC’s own Global Solution Centers, our Velocity2 Signature Solution Center Partners have replicated an identical framework of EMC technology in their own facility, providing customers with a live environment to test and experience EMC application centric solutions.
Backed by stringent testing, seamless Partner integration and documented implementation methodologies, EMC application centric solutions for Microsoft®, SAP ®, Oracle ®, and Cisco® reduce complexity and facilitate faster deployment for customers.
To ensure that customers receive knowledgeable advice, all Velocity2 Signature Solution Center Partners maintain a direct certified Partner relationship with at least one of the four technology companies that support the EMC solution framework - Microsoft®, SAP ®, Oracle ®, and Cisco ®.
EMC’s Velocity2 Signature Solution Center Partners are also members of EMC Authorized Services Network (ASN). ASN Partners are part of a strategic family of services Partners delivering a range of information infrastructure services, including consulting, implementation, integration and support. ASN certification allows our Velocity2 Signature Solution Center Partners to support customers from planning - to building – to management of EMC solutions.

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